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Jack Kilby Quotes and Sayings

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I think I thought it would be important for electronics as we knew it then,
but that was a much simpler business and electronics
was mostly radio and television and the first computers.
- Jack Kilby

Somewhere in that 20-year period, I would assume that
there will be some basically new approach that will begin to cut into it,
but it's got a long time.
- Jack Kilby

There was a space program before there was integrated circuits.
- Jack Kilby

I'm doing a little consulting.
I'm somewhat retired, still a director of a company or two.
- Jack Kilby

 

The first calculators tended to sell for $400 or $500.
Today, you can get a pretty good one for 4 or $5.
- Jack Kilby

I'm sure there will continue to be exciting new products and major changes,
but it looks as if the existing technology has a great
deal of room to grow and prosper.
- Jack Kilby

Well, the thought that everybody might have a personal
computer at their desk or their home was certainly
not on the mainstream of anybody's activity at that time.
- Jack Kilby

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It was really a very small company when I started and
it changed very rapidly during those first periods.
- Jack Kilby

I think it's doing very well.
I'm pleased to see the concentration on semiconductors.
I think this will help.
- Jack Kilby

Five years ago, people were crying and feeling the
Japanese were about to take over the Earth.
I don't hear that kind of talk anymore.
- Jack Kilby

The number of parts that were required were just prohibitive.
- Jack Kilby

They're very strong in memory.
Didn't do very much in microprocessors or digital signal processing.
- Jack Kilby

It's also somewhat in the center of a number of things
that will be useful to the company.
- Jack Kilby

This could be done in part, because the equipment was very inexpensive.
Not much money was involved in tooling so that basic
changes of that type could be accomplished.
- Jack Kilby

My own interest developed because I thought it was
a fascinating subject and something I wanted to pursue.
- Jack Kilby

Today, people tend to credit me with having the original
idea and made the first circuits.
- Jack Kilby

How are we doing in the electronics field as opposed to,
you know, we hear how advanced the Japanese are? Do
you think we're still pretty competitive? Oh,
yes.
- Jack Kilby

Well, it's very dangerous to project,
but it's clear that the existing technology has some more years to go.
- Jack Kilby

I feel my story has been exercised very thoroughly and very frequently.
- Jack Kilby

I think the varied backgrounds in the beginning were a plus.
It took a while for people to understand what they
were trying to do and get started,
but it did provide for a lot of new ideas.
- Jack Kilby

They were the largest semiconductor maker in the world up until about 1980.
I'm not sure that that can be re-gained again,
but their progress in the last few years has been very impressive.
- Jack Kilby

The groups that have awarded them are all a little different.
It's a little hard to single out any one for that,
but I think the dedication of this building would have
to go toward the top of the list.
- Jack Kilby

It's true that the original idea was mine,
but what you see today is the work of probably tens
of thousands of the world's best engineers,
all concentrating on improving the product,
reducing the cost, things of that sort.
- Jack Kilby

Well, the big products in electronics in the '50s were radio and television.
The first big computers were just beginning to come
in and represented the most logical market for us to work in.
- Jack Kilby

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think therefore I am.
- Rene Descartes

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

The world is more malleable than you think
and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
- Bono

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

The most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

If you think you're free, there's no escape possible.
- Ram Dass

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives
is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
- Brian Tracy

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Happiness is when
what you think,
what you say,
and what you do
are in harmony.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

You are what you think you are.
- Bob Richards

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

They can because they think they can.
- Virgil

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

Exercise free-will.
CHOOSE each and every action you make,
every thought you think,
and every emotion you feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


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